Topic archives: Peter Slipper

Slipper and Bishop: two speakers, two very different legacies

March 30, 2017 9

The ceremonious unveiling of Peter Slipper's portrait in Parliament is in stark contrast to the ongoing expenses scandal dogging fellow former speaker, Bronwyn Bishop.

Peter Slipper’s advice for dealing with travel entitlement rorts

January 11, 2017

Former speaker Peter Slipper, who is familiar with spurious uses of travel expenses, has weighed in on the travel entitlements debate.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

January 11, 2017 4

Cultural turnover ... Slipper's advice ... prescient Albo ...

The saga continues: AFP get Ashby’s phone records

May 19, 2016 4

A Federal Court judge today granted the AFP access to two discs worth of phone records from the case.

Brough’s woes deliver some schadenfreude for Abbott’s little band

December 3, 2015 19

Mal Brough's troubles are playing out against a broader backdrop of a destabilisation by Abbott loyalists within the government.

Labor’s wasted week as the Turnbull charm campaign continues

November 27, 2015 11

While Labor is fighting Malcolm Turnbull as best it can on the policy front, its parliamentary tactics leave Turnbull master of all he surveys.

It’s OK, Mal — no need to fear the lawman

It’s OK, Mal — no need to fear the lawman

September 29, 2015 11

The track record of the AFP and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions shows even the biggest scandals never produce convictions.

Some journos make false statements to Press Council, says ex-Press Council boss

Some journos make false statements to Press Council, says ex-Press Council boss

July 29, 2015 8

The vast majority of Australians don't trust the media. And former Press Council chairman Julian Disney is right there with them.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 20, 2015 3

Are Adelaide's largest unis merging? ... ladies of the ABC ... Alan Jones pulls out ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 8, 2014 1

Santos-sponsored police? ... The big name who wasn't at the Walkleys ... Defence toilet paper crisis assuaged ...

Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

September 29, 2014 15

Australia's first female prime minister has released her autobiography, and she is not shy about throwing some shade. Crikey finds the juiciest bits.

Tips and rumours

January 23, 2014 7

Rural doctor scholarship to go? ... No sure tomorrow for Today Tonight ... Dennis Shanahan into the sunset? ... Pollies in economy -- the sad tales ...

Expenses scandal: the rules leading MPs into temptation

Expenses scandal: the rules leading MPs into temptation

October 17, 2013 16

Lead me not into temptation, oh Finance Department ... governance expert Stephen Bartos explains how the rules around MPs' entitlements encourage unscrupulous pollies to claim, claim, claim.

Brough, Jones, Riewoldt, Albrechtsen: our most sexist crowned

Brough, Jones, Riewoldt, Albrechtsen: our most sexist crowned

October 10, 2013 12

It's a gong no one wants, the Ernie awards for sexist remarks have been dished out over an evening at NSW Parliament.

Disillusionment sets in early for a government that promised better

Disillusionment sets in early for a government that promised better

October 9, 2013 31

The travel expenses scandal will hasten the inevitable voter disillusionment that happens to all governments.

Politicians need to be more forthcoming while in office

October 9, 2013 7

Crikey readers have their say on MP expense claims and former Bendigo MP Steve Gibbons.

Nick Xenophon hits back at Bob Brown

Nick Xenophon hits back at Bob Brown

October 4, 2013 4

Crikey readers have their say on Greens senate preferences, ASIC and the ATO.

The extreme winners and losers — outliers from an election

September 12, 2013

We have a Coalition majority and a Senate that is shaping up to be pretty interesting, but what about the unsung place-getters? Crikey intern Angelo Risso crunches the numbers.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 4, 2013 2

Seafood haunts Slipper? ... News Corp protest ... dirty poster tricks in Melbourne ...

It’s Slipper v Brough, a battle of Shakespearean ennui

It’s Slipper v Brough, a battle of Shakespearean ennui

September 2, 2013 5

Freelance journalist James Rose is in the infamous seat of Fisher, with Peter Slipper on one side, Mal Brough on the other and apathy as far as the eye can see in between.